Daniel Alexander, a member of the Barnwell County Council and director of operations for Anovotek, LLC, in Barnwell, graduated from Clemson in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in polymer and fiber chemistry. He earned his Clemson Master of Business Administration degree in 2012.
He joined Anovotek, a materials science-based company specializing in textiles and performance technologies, in 2013. He oversees the company’s revenues and expenditures, supervises production and lab personnel, leads expansion efforts into E-commerce on multiple sales platforms, and manages production to fulfill customer orders as well as lab trials for product development evaluation.
Daniel was elected to the Barnwell County Council in 2018, at the age of 29. He chairs the personnel committee and is a member of the finance committee. He is also a board member of the Lower Savannah Council of Governments and is an advocate for increasing broadband and quality of life opportunities in rural areas of South Carolina.
Along with his many community activities, Daniel works as a basketball official for the S.C. High School League and the S.C. Independent Schools Association, most recently working his third state championship game in Sumter, SC.
For Clemson, Daniel was instrumental as a graduate student in the creation of the Golf Paws program, which encourages and enables gifts and support for the men’s and women’s golf teams. He has remained active with Golf Paws as an alumnus and currently serves on its advisory board.
Daniel and his wife, Taylor, have two daughters: Mary Chilton, age 6, and Margaret, age 4.